In a meeting on Monday, May 21 the Washington State Department of Transportation recommended replacing the Mukilteo ferry terminal with a new facility approximately one-third of a mile east of the existing dock.
In a press release, the department suggested that the new location, known as Elliot Point 2, best addresses environmental concerns as well as inadequate connections between the ferry and other forms of public transportation, and an aging terminal in need of significant repair and upgrading.
WSDOT says construction of a terminal at this site would cost at least $120 million and the legislature says it has identified $90.1 million for the project. The project will apply for additional federal funding once the environmental impact statement is done in February of 2013. Construction would likely begin in 2015.